April 22 - 28, 2019
Last Thursday, we successfully wrapped up the 2019 Spring Membership Drive. We want to thank everyone who contributed to make this a successful campaign. We couldn't be here without our members!
SPONSORED EVENTS
3rd Annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
* Thursday, April 25 - Sunday, April 28
* 7 - 11 pm
* Jim Thorpe, PA
The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival channels the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires, welcoming the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention and incite spirited debate. Our credo is “eyes and minds wide open” and we mean it. JTIFF cares deeply about diversity and strives to give the under-represented filmmaker a chance. So we make a concerted effort to promote films by women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and student filmmakers.
Love & The Law:
An Evening of Opera
& Musical Theatre
* Thursday, April 25 - Sunday, April 28
* 8 - 9:30 pm
* Allentown, PA
The Theatre & Dance Department and the Music Department join forces for an exciting collaborative event: an evening of opera and musical theatre, helmed by talented up-and-coming directors!

21 Chump Street showcases Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s signature sound in the heartbreaking musical story of an honor-roll student who falls madly in love with the new girl in class. He’ll do anything to impress her — but she’s not who she claims to be.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s signature wit and charm are on full display in the lively one-act courtroom farce Trial by Jury, one of the pair’s first collaborations, in which a jilted young lady sues her fickle fiancé for breach of contract.

Gian Carlo Menotti’s hilarious 1946 operetta The Telephone takes a light-hearted look at love American-style! Ben wants to pop the question — but how can he get a ring on Lucy’s finger when her phone won’t stop ringing?
Karyn Oliver
* Friday, April 26
* 8 - 9:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Karyn Oliver’s musical inspirations come primarily from the eclectic mix of music to which she was exposed while growing up in the musically diverse culture of Washington, D.C. Her influences include Duke Ellington, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eva Cassidy, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack among several other DC native artists.
Lehigh University Jazz Orchestra, Ensemble, Funk Band & Combo
* Saturday, April 27
* 8 - 9:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
The two groups perform Jazz selections based on the genres of funk, Latin Jazz, and Hard Bop, all arranged by director Bill Warfield.
Find more events coming up
in and around the Lehigh Valley in
WDIY's Community Calendar.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, APRIL 22
6 - 6:30 pm
Hosts: George Miller, Kate Scuffle
Grammy Award-winning master percussionist Maestro Glen Velez is hosting an afternoon masterclass and evening concert with renowned rhythm vocalist Loire Cotler on April 27 at Touchstone Theatre.
 
On this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, artist and producer Tahya joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle in the studio to share more about this exciting residency and the rich musical repertoire of Velez and Cotler, from jazz to frame drum to world music.
At the Movies: “Pet Sematary”
Based on the Stephen King novel, this horror classic gets a makeover. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the horror film.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Elenor Bobrow discusses the meaning of grief, loss and transition with guest Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer , Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis. Dr. Neimeyer maintains a clinical practice at the University of Memphis and is the Director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Tune into WDIY this evening for a program from the Your Financial Choices archives. Questions can be submitted for next week's live program at yourfinancialchoices.com .
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: John Pearce
The U.S. Revolutionary War and the Lehigh Valley's Revolution Roundtable are our topics. Guest  Andrew Zellers-Frederick  has dedicated his professional life to researching the events of the revolution. Andy has a vast background with historical sites, including Williamsburg – Jamestown, VA and Independence Hall in Philadelphia. He has founded several Revolution Roundtables, including one right here in the Lehigh Valley. Learn how you can participate.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
Bill Fox concludes the month-long Special Focus on  The Tangent Project . The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Surface" which is self-released. You will also hear new music by  Tom Eaton  on  Spotted Peccary Music  and music by artists playing at Event Horizon,  Mountain Skies , and  eeemfest .

The   latest show's playlist (April 18 - show #1150)   is available for your inspection.
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